“This blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon is one of
the best wines to yet come from this estate, owned by the proprietors of
Pichon Lalande in Pauillac. Juicy, succulent, cedary black currant fruit
intermixed with licorice, herbs and spice box are very pure, authoritative
and substantial. Dark ruby/purple, medium to full-bodied and delicious, this
wine should be drunk over the next 10-15 years. A sleeper.”
89 points, The Wine Advocate, February, 2012
2009 Chateau Bernadotte, Grand Vin, Haut-Medoc, 750ml
$28.45 - Good Wine Stores
$25.60 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$22.76 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$256.05 - Pop's Case Price
"This wine is friggin' delicious.....
..... on the Michael scale of deliciousness and merely $12 by
the case!! I cannot recommend it highly enough!! Because of its proximity to
Montalcino, a lot wine-geeks and sales people have been touting Monetcucco
as kinship to Brunello di Montalcino, where elevation is key in producing
long-lived Sangiovese. In fact, Montecucco is mostly low-lying plains where
often delicious plump Sangiovese is grown. I've tasted a lot of Montecucco
through the years, Montecucco Poggio Anima 2010 is a stand out...spend $12
bucks (buy the case! ) and you get the following..... 100% pure, honest,
lip-smackingly delicious Sangiovese wine with unique Brunello flavors, warm
red style, well balanced tannins and a long lasting final Brunello taste
that is made by Riccardo Campinoti, famed Brunello producer of Le Ragnaie.
A wine you spend $12 bucks for (by the case) and upon opening you are now
sipping on a $30 bottle just by turning the corkscrew!
In the glass the wine pours ruby red. There are aromas of red berries and
some spice, with underlying hardwood ash. Young and futuristically
promising; on the palate its medium bodied, with moderate red berry fruit
supported by ample soft tannins, while the acidity is slight at present. It
brings to mind a beach ball that has been blown up somehow and frankly needs
to be a blown a bit more to reach its fullest potential...and within an
hour, the development tasted shows that the wine is an outstanding buy!
Drink it Monday, Drink it Tuesday, and Drink it Wednesday...and ALL WEEKEND
LONG!! A HUGE BUY FOR US AND YOU!"
Michael Crafa, Certified Sommelier, Pop's Wines & Spirits, April,
Sangiovese-Toscana, Belial, Poggio Anima, 750ml
$16.89 - Good Wine Stores
$15.20 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$13.51 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$152.01 - Pop's Case Price
“Prepare to be surprised!.....
..... Moscato is probably one of the fastest growing in
popularity of the enormous number of grape varietals available....I bet
you're thinking sweet right now, aren't you? Yes, the American consumer has
developed a sweet tooth in wine that goes past dessert wines to include
everyday quaffers. But make no mistake... wine drinkers, both seasoned
enthusiasts and eager novices, still clamor for a dry, crisp, refreshing
white wine, especially as the weather warms and food choices lighten. From
the northernmost region of Eastern Italy, the prestigious Alto Adige
(referred to as Sudtirol by the mostly German speaking locals), comes a dry,
aromatic, flavorful gem...Moscato Giallo. Also referred to as
Goldmuskateller, the Austrian ancestry and skill of its winemakers is
undeniable, but Italy is now home turf. Of course, politically drawn
boundaries change, but not the quality of the soil the grapes grow in, the
climate, or the dedication of the winemakers. But it certainly makes for
interesting conversation. This dry Moscato is teaming with enticing floral
aromas, and is an unsurpassed aperitif. You'll surprise friends and family
when you serve this winner, and now you can also impress them with your
knowledge of wine geography.”
Dorothy Jacobs, Certified Sommelier, Pop's Wines & Spirits, April,
Moscato Giallo, Sudtirol-Alto Adige, Sandmaier, Castefeder, 750ml
$20.55 - Good Wine Stores
$18.49 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$16.44 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$184.95 - Pop's Case Price
".....deep flavors of peach, kiwi &
"The sun is feeling much warmer these days, the air is warmer and signs of
Spring are all around!
The flowers are starting to peek thru.
Nothing better than Spring.
And thus, Spring time is a great time to start looking at whites again...
Here's my White Wine Pick of the week... THE NED 2010 Sauvignon Blanc...
Yes, Ted, Recommends "THE NED."
A Gorgeous 2010 Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand that explodes out of the
glass with aromas of Grapefruit and Mango, a tropical rainshower in your
So aromatic you can smell it two tables away....
On the palate, THE NED is Lush and Exotic with deep flavors of Peach, Kiwi
and Grapefruit with a bright acidity on the finish that ties it all
Welcome to Spring - Break out THE NED!
Highly Recommended by Ted!"
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop's Wines & Spirits, April, 2012
2010 The Ned Sauvignon Blanc, Waihopai River, Marborough, New Zealand, 750ml
$15.69 - Good Wine Stores
$14.12 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$12.55 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$141.21 - Pop's Case Price
".…I would have paid double....."
"I had the pleasure and I mean shear pleasure of tasting this
at one our most recent staff training seminars. The packaging is awesome and
the quality is off the charts, I would have paid double for this wine. Blau
is a blend of 50% Mazuelo, 25% Syrah, and 25% Garnacha aged 4 months in
French oak. It is dense yet lively. This crowd-pleasing effort delivers a
big mouthful of fruit. Tasty, and well-balanced, this is an outstanding
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, April, 2012
2010 Blau, Montsant, Cellars Can Blau, 750ml
$12.09 - Good Wine Stores
$10.88 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$9.67 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$108.81 - Pop's Case Price
"This Red Zin is a Deep, Dark, Dense.....
..... Glass Staining Red Zin that will have
you going back for another glass. Beautifully balanced with minty cloves,
red raspberry and tingly tannins that linger nicely.Zins are a category that
presents so much value to the wine consumer.
Unlike California Cabs... You can get a GREAT ZIN for less than $20!
To get a GREAT Cab, you gotta spend $50. Not with Red Zin... I honestly
don't know why more people aren't drinking Red Zins!
Go get some Barbeque at SwingBelly's in the West End - and crack a bottle of
WESTSIDE - An Excellent match with Barbecue Chicken, St. Louis Style Ribs,
or Spicey Pulled Pork."
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop's Wines & Spirits, April, 2012
2008 Peachy Canyon Winery Zinfandel, Westside, Paso Robles, 750ml
$24.15 - Good Wine Stores
$21.73 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$19.32 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$217.35 - Pop's Case Price